For Immediate Release: April 22, 2007
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Women's tennis concludes regular season with 5-2 win at Stony Brook

STONY BROOK, N.Y.-- Visiting Binghamton (14-2, 4-0 AE) swept the doubles points and survived a pair of third-set super tiebreaking losses to defeat Stony Brook (10-6, 2-2 AE) in an America East Conference women's tennis match on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the Bearcats close out the regular season with five straight wins.

Binghamton has now gone 12-0 against America East Conference opponents during the regular season since the start of the 2004-05 season. In the four conference matches this season, the Bearcats went a perfect 12-0 in doubles action.

After winning all three doubles matches against Stony Brook, the Bearcats found themselves in third-set super tiebreakers at first, second and third singles. Senior Lya Kushnirovich (Brooklyn, N.Y.) beat Cludia Sunua 7-5, 1-6, 10-6 at No. 2 singles but fellow senior Zeynep Altinay (Ankara, Turkey) lost to Paola Rodolfi 3-6, 6-0, 12-10 at No. 1 singles. At the third slot, sophomore Juliana Umeki (Mogi de Cruises, Brazil) was defeated by Erica Federgreen 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-5.

In the lower half on the singles lineup, however, the Bearcats swept all three matches in straight sets. Freshman Danyelle Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) defeated Brooke Flanigan at fourth singles 6-2, 6-0, sophomore Nicole Scarangella (Massapequa, N.Y.) took a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Victoria Vovsha at fifth singles and freshman Erica Rosenblum (Albany, N.Y.) beat Shaina Murugan at the sixth position 6-0, 6-3.

The Bearcats head to the America East Tournament next weekend in New Haven, Conn. The brackets will be released on Wednesday.

NOTES: Kushnirovich now has an 84-31 record in singles matches all time. She trails Altinay, the program's all-time leader, by two wins ... Altinay and Kushnirovich remain tied for first all time with 70 doubles wins.


1. Paola Rodolfi (SB) def. Zeynep Altinay (BING) 3-6, 6-0, 12-10
2. Lya Kushnirovich (BING) def. Claudia Sanua (SB) 7-5, 1-6, 10-6
3. Erica Federgreen (SB) def. Juliana Umeki (BING) 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-5
4. Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Brooke Flanigan (SB) 6-2, 6-0
5. Nicole Scarangella (BING) def. Victoria Vovsha (SB) 6-3, 6-3
6. Erica Rosenblum (BING) def. Shaina Murugan (SB) 6-0, 6-3


1. Kushnirovich & Umeki (BING) def. Federgreen & Rodolfi (SB) 8-2
2. Rosenblum & Altinay (BING) def. Sanua & Flanigan (SB) 8-4
3. Scarangella & Shapiro (BING) def. Vovsha & Caitlin Crowley (SB) 8-1


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